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HUMBUG VALLEY EXPEDITION
Expedition in Humbug Valley and along Yellow Creek in Mountain Maidu Country.
Date(s): Aug 1 & 2, 2015. Album by 2nd cal cav member. 1 - 43 of 43 Total. 789 Visits.
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HUMBUG VALLEY
One of our troopers is married to a Maidu who's tribal ancestors were from this area; a special meaning for him, and all of us.

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INTO THE VALLEY
Old line shack along the Humbug Road. If only it could talk. Capt. Starr takes a pensive moment.

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INTO THE VALLEY
By Twos

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INTO THE VALLEY
1Sgt. Wm. Baldwin (and Storm) & Cpt. AW Starr (and Shiloh)

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INTO THE VALLEY
Along the Humbug Road.

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INTO THE VALLEY
Crossing the meadows.

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INTO THE VALLEY
In the great meadow.

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HORSE DOWN IN YELLOW CREEK
What may seem to be solid ground often times is not. Sgt. Duncan and "Gunner" were riding out in front when Yellow Creek opened up.

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HORSE DOWN IN YELLOW CREEK
Two of Gunner's feet are in a hole of unknown depth in the creek. The ground around it described as seeming like a grassy waterbed. Troopers come to his assistance.

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HORSE DOWN IN YELLOW CREEK
Shiloh is wondering what's going on.

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HORSE DOWN IN YELLOW CREEK
Blouses off....this may take a while.

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HORSE DOWN IN YELLOW CREEK
Making progress.

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HORSE DOWN IN YELLOW CREEK
Baby steps.

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HORSE DOWN IN YELLOW CREEK
Now that Gunner's front legs have found solid ground...sort of...his hindquarters need a little help. Break out a butt rope.

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HORSE DOWN IN YELLOW CREEK
Heave, HO!

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HORSE DOWN IN YELLOW CREEK
Success! Just get out of the way.
"Scratch my belly...pleeeeaaasee?"


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HORSE DOWN IN YELLOW CREEK
Gunner heard muttering, "This is supposed to be fun!". The Company boasts some fine horsemen and fine horseflesh. A great team.

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CAMP ALONG YELLOW CREEK
Camp is established along Yellow Creek.

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CAMP ALONG YELLOW CREEK

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CAMP ALONG YELLOW CREEK
Camp of Cavalry nestled along Yellow Creek at the tree line.

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CAMP ALONG YELLOW CREEK

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CAMP ALONG YELLOW CREEK

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CAMP ALONG YELLOW CREEK

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CAMP ALONG YELLOW CREEK

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CAMP ALONG YELLOW CREEK

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CAMP ALONG YELLOW CREEK

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CAMP ALONG YELLOW CREEK

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CAMP ALONG YELLOW CREEK

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CAMP ALONG YELLOW CREEK

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CAMP ALONG YELLOW CREEK
Pvt. Patrick Shannon

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CAMP ALONG YELLOW CREEK
'morning sun feels good.

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CAMP ALONG YELLOW CREEK

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CAMP ALONG YELLOW CREEK

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CAMP ALONG YELLOW CREEK
NEVER fall asleep in camp during the day. Just don't do it.

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CAMP ALONG YELLOW CREEK
Ok. Horses can.

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RIDING OUT

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RIDING OUT

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RIDING OUT
Crossing Yellow Creek
Pvt. Patrick Shannon, Sgt. Rob't Duncan, Pvt. Ryan Brown


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RIDING OUT
Crossing Yellow Creek

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Pvt. Brown on Domingo acting as mule skinner and Buck crossing Yellow Creek.

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SODA SPRING
A stop at Soda Spring to reflect, Honor the Maidu and enjoy the water.

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SODA SPRING
Pvt. Patrick Shannon

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SODA SPRING
We were here. Cpl. Thos. Whiting with the Guidon.

 
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